Sermons

May 31, 2015 – Trinity Sunday

The idea that God is made of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and yet there is only one God, is a tough one to get out heads around. Scholars have been trying to understand it for centuries. Today, we take a look from several different perspectives and see if we can make things a little clearer. Our message is a bit longer than usual because we include the children’s message, the sermon, and the congregational reading of the Athanasian Creed. All three work together to help us get a grasp on this important idea.

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May 10, 2015 – “I Shot an Arrow”

________________________________ About the Preacher Douglas Morrison is Deacon of Trinity Lutheran Church, an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Like Us On Facebook

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April 26, 2015 – Learning to Listen

April 26, 2015 - Learning to Listen

Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves. When Jesus talks about faith, He doesn’t spend a ton of time on the externals; making sure we use the right words and worship the right way. He starts with Knowing. He starts with Listening. With teaching us how to hear His voice and follow where He leads, and the rest just sort of falls into place. This message explores the discipline of Listening to Jesus, Knowing the voice of the Good Shepherd and deepening our intimate communion with God. (John 10:14-15)

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April 19, 2015 – On Dealing with Stress. Or, Why Jesus Stinks at Freeze Tag

April 19, 2015 - On Dealing with Stress. Or, Why Jesus Stinks at Freeze Tag

The word “Peace” shows up 94 times in the New Testament. It’s the promise of God, the settled peace of a quiet mind. Free from the baggage of our mistakes and worry over our future. This message continues to look at the sweeping work of the Resurrected Jesus as He brings His peace to a couple of worrisome disciples who have just flat given up and gone home, and re-encounters the Jesus who absolutely stinks at playing freeze tag. (Luke 24:29-32)

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April 12, 2015 – A Cold Monday Morning

April 12, 2015 - A Cold Monday Morning

All of the hoopla of Easter morning is now behind us. The big resurrection party is over for this Easter season, and now we ask, “What’s net? What do we do now?” This message offers some challenging answers to those questions by exploring John 20:19-23. ________________________________ About the Preacher Douglas Morrison is Deacon of Trinity Lutheran Church, an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Like Us On Facebook

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March 29, 2015 – On Providence and the Settled, Knowing Peace

March 29, 2015 - On Providence and the Settled, Knowing Peace

The disciples are pretty hard-headed sometimes. Isn’t it weird? Even after Jesus tells them everything they can expect from their trip to Jerusalem – that He’ll be arrested, beaten up, crucified, and on the third day rise from the dead – even after He lets them in on the whole plan, there they are, huddled up in an upper room full of fear and uncertainty. This message looks deeply into the providence of God, the promise of things to come that Jesus says, John 16:33, will give us a settled, knowing peace.

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March 22, 2015 – On Discrimination and Sitting Next to Jesus

March 22, 2015 - On Discrimination and Sitting Next to Jesus

The Ego loves distinctions. It loves to set itself apart from other people so “we” become better, become more than “them.” Whoever “them” is. Jesus reaches through the distinctions of the Ego to recreate Community in His own image, and goes beyond bridging our distinctions, redefining who “we” are in Him. This message seeks to do the same…

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